To help you out, we’ve rounded up some of the most common expressions women make that could hint at what goes on in their minds. They aren’t 100% foolproof by all means, but they should help you figure out what to do in these situations.
The “Tell me more” Face
Conversations can make or break a date. To see if she’s still interested, observe the way she looks at you. If she’s leaning forward, with her eyes relaxed and locked on you, it’s very likely that you still have her attention. So make the most out of it.
The “Dude, you need to shut up” Face
On the flip side—and a lot of men are guilty of this—you have to be able to tell if a conversation is too one-sided. If she’s rolling her eyes or giving you the side eye, you’ve probably lost her interest. Give her a chance to speak by asking her something about herself, or discussing something she can relate to.
The “Excuse me, what did you just say?” Face
Though we try to be as tactful and polite as possible, everyone makes mistakes. If you’ve slipped up and said something wrong, you’ll know it. Watch out for the single raised eyebrow, the contemptuous smirk, the pursed lips, or the flared nostrils. Shift to reverse and back up before you drive yourself off a cliff.
The “What the hell is he wearing?” Face
Dressing up with extra effort is SOP, but sometimes, we still fall short. She won’t tell you outright if she’s not digging your outfit (or your hygiene!). Instead, look for the furrowed eyebrows, a wrinkled nose, or a raised upper lip. These are signs for you to pull back and check yourself.
The “I need to get the hell out of here” Face
The last thing you want is to come off as a creep. Lay it on too thick, and you might make her feel uncomfortable, or worse, afraid. Watch what you say and see how she responds. If her face begins to tense up—lips compressed, forehead furrowed—there’s a chance you’ve given her a reason to want to leave. Be polite and respect her boundaries. Give her space, physically and conversationally, before trying again.
The key to having a great time when you’re out on a date is to pay attention. Stop staring into the cold blue light of your smartphone and put your eyes on her instead. You’ll be able to pick up so much more by listening to her and observing her body language.
Impressing her also means putting your best foot forward in all ways—from planning your date and being a perfect gentleman, to making sure you look and smell as good as possible. If you’re looking for the best scent for your next date, check out Blackwater Deo Mist.